Where will Prince Philip be buried?

PRINCE Philip, husband and consort to Queen Elizabeth II, passed away at the age of 99 on April 9, 2021.

The Duke of Edinburgh was married to Her Majesty for 73 years and was often referred to as the bedrock of the royal family. But where will the Iron Duke be buried?

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Will Prince Philip be buried or cremated?

In accordance with tradition, most senior members of the royal family are buried, not cremated. The Duke of Edinburgh will be buried.

The last royal family member to be cremated was Princess Margaret.

According to reports, this was because Margaret wanted to be buried next to her father George VI at the Royal Vault in Windsor Castle  – but there was not enough room.

Where will Prince Philip be buried?

The Duke of Edinburgh will be laid to rest today in the Royal Vault under St George's Chapel in Windsor. 

The Royal Vault is a burial chamber located beneath St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The vault was constructed between 1804 and 1810 on the instruction of King George III, and since then, senior members of the Royal Family have been placed in the vault after their passing.

Traditionally at Royal funerals, the coffin is lowered into the vault through an opening in the floor of St George's Chapel.

Will the Queen be buried with Prince Philip?

Royals fans have speculated that as the longest-serving monarch in history, the Queen may want to be buried in a more prestigious resting place at Westminster Abbey. 

Currently, seventeen British monarchs are buried there, including King Henry V and all the Tudors except for Henry VIII.

It would be a very appropriate final resting place for someone as historically important as Queen Elizabeth.

However, being buried at Westminster would mean she wouldn’t be buried next to her husband Prince Philip as he’s not royalty. 

There are rumours the Queen would rather be buried at Frogmore Gardens, alongside her husband.

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